Is Pokémon Go the best game ever or a huge waste of time? | The Tylt
Pokémon GO has fulfilled the dream of every millennial: you can now become a Pokemon master.
The mechanics of the game are simple. You travel the land searching far and wide for Pokémon. The game unleashes the power inside your phone, using a mixture of augmented reality and geolocation to infuse Pokémon into the real world.
Is Pokémon GO revolutionary?
There are basically two camps of people out there right now: those obsessed with Pokémon GO, and those talking smack on the side.
Fans of the game would say it’s a game changer if they weren’t too busy playing. The game has done something revolutionary: it’s getting people outside where they actually interact with each other. It’s added $7.5 billion to Nintendo’s value in two days. It’s already bigger than Tinder and it’s on its way to overtake Twitter in terms of daily users.
Pokémon GO is fundamentally a new way to engage with technology and games, and the huge response it’s getting shows that.
The haters are saying that it’s just a fad and it will probably fade away like Miitomo, Flappy Bird, and countless other hyped games that led to nothing. While it’s a novel way to play a game, it’s fundamentally kind of boring. Users spend long hours with small payoff in a game that really has very few features at the moment. Whether or not users will be content to catch Pokémon is the real test but keeping them on the app is the cause.
Critics are saying that Pokémon GO will eventually fizzle out and fade away, just like every other hyped up game that has come out. Sorry millennials. Get a job!
What do you think? Is Pokémon GO a game changer or just a fad?
Is Pokémon Go the best game ever or a huge waste of time?
Millions of people playing a game together in public is a good thing. It's churlish to be against it, especially in recent bad times— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) July 11, 2016
So: If anyone blocks my path on the sidewalk b/c they are playing Pokemon, and you are over 11, I will not be cool. Not be cool.— Lisa Tozzi (@lisatozzi) July 11, 2016